CSIRO developed the drive train for Holden’s petrol-electric ECOmmodore.
Energy-efficient electric machines
CSIRO is reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by designing and developing energy-efficient electric machines and drives.
17 April 2008 | Updated 14 October 2011
CSIRO designs and develops electric motors and generators, related magnetic devices, power and control electronics.
We work closely with clients developing a design that meets their individual needs.
Our work combines sophisticated mathematical modelling with deep knowledge of magnetic materials and electronics. We also have the skills and facilities to build prototypes.
Our expertise is in:
lightweight, high-speed, small motors
control and power electronics
computer aided design and advanced mathematical modelling
material selection and development, including permanent magnets
switched reluctance and permanent magnet motors.
Our motors achieve:
Our expertise is most commonly used in the design of:
Our projects include:
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